British, Modern
Modern Hotel, Restaurant and Bar

River Restaurant

Chapel Wharf, Manchester
0161 827 4041
Mel Says: Stunning dishes, and great value for the quality. Modern and smart.
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About River Restaurant

The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel is one of Manchester's best places to eat and drink in a glass-walled, riverside setting.

Executive Chef Andrew Green has launched his new spring a la carte menu. Starters include a wonderful deconstructed chicken Caesar salad whilst mains include a loin of monkfish. Meat lovers will be delighted to see the return of a 16oz Chateaubriand roasted over the coals in our Josper Grill. The pastry team have been busy creating some fabulous delights including a banana mille feuille - wow!

The adjoining River Bar and Terrace encapsulates The Lowry Hotel's fun-loving spirit at the confluence of city life. Here you will find in the intimate, informal surroundings a quiet place to network, drink and kick-back with a perfectly mixed cocktail, club sandwich, salad, or more substantial dish from our menu. The cosy Library is tucked away at one end. Open until late, this is a place to enjoy our signature cocktails.

The bar and restaurant at The Lowry Hotel provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy good food and drink, offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on a daily basis, with a great Chef's Choice Menu offering three courses for £24.95 and a three course Sunday lunch for £22.50. Our Afternoon Tea is available for £22.50 per person or upgrade to our Champagne Afternoon Tea for £33.

Lunch: 1200-1500 last sitting (7 days a week)
Afternoon Tea: 1200-1600 last sitting (Mon-Sat), 1400-1600 last sitting (Sun)
Dinner: 1800-2200 last sitting (7 days a week)

Here is a short video of the preparation of the Watermelon dessert on this month's Chef Choice Menu.

  • Car Parking
  • Aircon
  • Outside Seating
  • Functions
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Licenced
  • Accommodation
  • High Chairs
  • Kids Menu
  • Gift Vouchers Menu
  • WiFi
  • Vegetarian
Monday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Tuesday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Wednesday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Thursday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Friday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Saturday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Sunday 1400-1600/1800-2200


Enjoy three courses from our Chef’s Choice menu with two glasses of Prosecco or selected red or white wine for just £39... Read More

Valid: Monday-Saturday


Valid: All week

The River Restaurant is famed for its Sunday roast and we have a very special offer... Read More

Valid: Sundays

Enjoy our afternoon tea special offer at just £39 for two people to dine with a welcome glass of Prosecco each... Read More

Valid: All Week

Forthcoming Events

Kimm is a professional singer and accomplished piano player from Holland, who can add a wonderful atmosphere with her side range of songs and performances... >> Read More

Each event begins at 7:00pm with aperitifs, where you will meet your fellow guests, The Lowry Hotel hosts and of course our wine experts who will be guiding you through these most enjoyable evenings... >> Read More



The Lowry Hotel and Private White V.C. have created a hand printed, 100% pure silk pocket square as part of an exclusive collaboration to celebrate an... Read More

Posted 2017-12-18 00:00:00

By now most of Manchester are swept up in Christmas fever distracted by what’s... What gifts to buy? What new outfit do I need for my works do? What... Read More

Posted 2017-12-04 00:00:00

The five-star Lowry Hotel has appointed Stuart McLachlan the latest addition to the its Food and Beverage team as the manager of the River Bar in time... Read More

Posted 2017-11-21 00:00:00

In the past few weeks The Yorkshire pudding wrap has enjoyed widespread online fame and has become a social media sensation. The Lowry Hotel’s he... Read More

Posted 2017-11-10 00:00:00



Total Score:
We had heard good things - being a hotel might put a few people off but it shouldn't - the service was excellent and the 3 course chef menu for the price was amazing quality and value. Really enjoyed it.

Tom, Altrincham

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Visited the River Restaurant on Saturday for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From the moment we sat down, we were treated exceptionally well and the service continued for the duration of our meal. The buffet had a wide selection of local sourced produce and the wine was fantastic. We all opted for the steak sandwich main and they were all perfectly cooked to our requests. I will definitely be returning again with more friends to show off this new favourite!

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